Yesterday about 35-40 members of the Austin Arts Community gathered to mix and mingle at Uncorked Wine Bar on East 7th Street. Every time we have one of these meetups I get really excited. Its not just that we get to do a fun event for a good cause. More so its that when we have one of these, so many different types of people come.
With the transition from ACoT to the Creative Alliance it has been so exciting to be able to include many different artistic pursuits under our umbrella organization . Yesterday I talked to: Some new A-Team members, A few musicians, a programmer or two, filmmakers, several photographers and graphic artists, actors and directors, Theatre owners, Arts administrators and the list goes on and on. The best part of it is looking around and seeing folks talking to people maybe a tad bit outside their comfort zone. Agreeing to go see each others work, finding ways to connect on projects, saying hi to people they recognized from the last meet up but haven’t seen since.
Every time we have an Austin Arts Meetup, I’m reminder how excited I am to be part of this process. We are working hard on uniting our community. Bringing all the arts groups together. Finding ways to communicate and share resources. So yes, friends, the Austin Art Meetups are here to stay. If you missed one, please try to join us next time, we would love to have you! If you are a member of another organization that has monthly meetups, email me! We would love to do a co-meetup with your organization and bring our groups together! Pics to come later today from Will Hollis Snider.
Where will February’s Meetup take us? Stay tuned for more info!
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